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François Chopart - bibliography

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French Surgeon, born October 20, 1743, Paris; died June 9, 1795, Paris.


  • Essai sur les loupes. 1767 (Prix de l’Académie de chirurgie)
  • Mémoire sur les contrecoups dans les lésions de la tête. 1768.
    Translated into Latin by himself as: De laesionibus capitis per ictus repercusos, and in 1770 used by him as a dissertation for obtaining the dignity of a Magister.
  • Traité des maladies chirurgicales et des opérations qui leur conviennent.
    With Pierre Joseph Desault (1744-1795). 2 volumes. 1780. 2nd edition, An 4, with an Éloge Desault’s by Marie Francois Xavier Bichat (1771-1802); German translation in 2 volumes, Leipzig, 1783; Vienna, 1784.
  • Traité des maladies des voies urinaires.
    2 volumes, Paris : J. B. Baillière, 1791-1792.
    Nouvelle édition avec des notes et un Mémoire sur les pierres de la vessie et sur l’lithotomie, pour E.-H.-Félix Pascal, 1821.
    Chopart and Pierre Joseph Desault (1744-1795) were the founders of urological surgery, both emphasizing the importance of treating the urinary tract as a whole. "They were close friends and were both able clinicians, surgeons and teachers. Desault was a brilliant lecturer who wrote little while Chopart, a poor speaker, published an outstanding textbook on urology" (Desnos, transl. Murphy). Biographical
  • Richard Toellner:
    Illustrierte Geschichte der Medizin. Andreas & Andreas Verlag, Salzburg, 1990.
    Original title: Histoire de la Médicine, de la Pharmacie, de l'Art Dentaire et de l'Art Vétérinaire. Paris 1978.
  • August Hirsch (1817-1894), publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker.
    2nd edition. Berlin, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1929.
    First published in 6 volumes 1884-1888. 3rd edition, München 1962.
  • Jeremy M. Norman, editor:
    Morton’s Medical Bibliography. An annotated Check-list of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine (Garrison and Morton).
    Fifth edition. Scolar Press, 1991.
  • Ira M. Rutkow:
    Surgery – an Illustrated History. Mosby-Year Book, Inc. 1993.
  • Jörn Henning Wolf:
    François Chopart (1743-1795) - Erfinder der partiellen Fußamputation in der Articulatio tarsi transversa.
    Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie, München, December 2000, 12 (4): 341-344.

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